Dictionary Project
Each year in the fall, the Rotary Club of Northeast Portland purchases dictionaries from the National Dictionary Project to donate to third graders.  This unique dictionary not only has the normal words and their definitions but also a page of information on each president, each state, each country and much more.  Our club has now over the past years, handed out over 4500 dictionaries to the Parkrose, Columbia Christian, Portland Christian and St. Therese Christian Grade Schools.  Club members go to each school and classroom to hand the dictionaries to each third grader for them to put their name in and call it their own.  In a few cases this dictionary becomes the first book they have ever owned.